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Fleet Feet For Don Scott Memorial Run

The fifth annual Don Scott Memorial 5K Run took place on May 17 and more than 300 runners turned out to participate. “This is our biggest run so far,” said Don Scott’s son, named after his father. “We do this run to support colon cancer research and to help support Manhasset High School track and field and cross country.” The run is in memory of Don Scott, who was a teacher and coach at Manhasset High School for more than forty years. He died in 2010 after a battle with colon cancer.

Runners gathered in Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. All participants received a T-shirt, water and snacks. Volunteers from the Manhasset track and field and cross country teams helped check in runners. These volunteers included Catherine Matteo, Kayleigh Caggiano and Olivia Plansker. Coincidentally, Matteo, Caggiano and Plansker came in first, second and third, respectively, for females age 13 to 19. Don Scott’s nephews Marc and Steve Salerno also helped check in runners. Scott’s widowed wife, Barbara, and other relatives were also in attendance.

Many students from Manhasset High School track and field and cross country and members of the Manhasset community participated in the race. Dion Mulvihill ran track at Manhasset High School more than 30 years ago. “Don Scott was my coach,” said Mulvihill. “This is my first time running this race but I have run four marathons. It’s a good cause.” There were families in attendance, like the Vissicchio family, who were running this race together for the first time. Many college students who ran track for Manhasset High School returned to participate in the event, like Serena Gibbons, who was home from Boston College.


Senator Jack Martins, Don Scott, Jr. and Steve Salerno

Senator Jack Martins attended the event. “Long after graduating from school, we remember those special teachers who made a difference, who went above and beyond, and inspired us to succeed. During his four decades as an educator, Don Scott was one of those teachers,” said Martins. “Though he sadly is no longer with us, the foundation created in his memory is ensuring that he continues to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m pleased to support the foundation and the great work they are doing in Don Scott’s memory.”DonScott052015A   DonScott052015E

The run began just after 9:30 a.m. Don Scott’s son used a bullhorn to thank all the runners who turned out. The winners included Tom Papain, who was the overall winner with a time of 17:36.6. The first overall female was Bianca Luparello with a time of 22:07.7. First overall male age 13 to 19 was Bradley Spilker with a time of 20:15.7. First overall female age 13 to 19 was Catherine Matteo with a time of 26:19.0. First overall male age nine and under was R.J. Miller with a time of 29:25.7. First overall female age nine and under was Carina Hance with a time of 30:09.6. Hance said, “I won for my age group last year.”


Don Scott’s wife Barbara and Rich Marks

There was a cash prize for top three overall finishers ($100, $50, $25); top three overall finishers (male and female); top three finishers in age categories ranging from 12 and under through 70-plus (male and female). These recipients also received medals.

Funds raised from the run go toward colon cancer awareness, prevention and research. In addition, funds will be used to support Manhasset track and field and cross country teams through a student athlete scholarship.

Don Scott was a legendary track and field coach at Manhasset High School. He was devoted to making a difference in the lives of young students and athletes. The run in his memory is a tribute to the positive way he lived. The runners had beautiful weather to come out and support a good cause and remember a man who made a lasting mark on the Manhasset community.


Memorial Day Parade Schedule

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Matthew Falcone, commander of the Manhasset Post 304 American Legion, and James Brooks, parade chairman, have announced the parade order and schedule for the 2015 Manhasset Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service. All Manhasset residents, their families and friends are invited to join the legion in this remembrance of the great sacrifices of our American heroes. While Memorial Day honors all deceased veterans, the theme of the parade this year is “The Greatest Battles of World War II: 70 Years Later, Lest we Never Forget.” [Read more…]

Manhasset Budget Passes

manhassetschoolManhasset Public Schools passes its 2015-16 budget.
1618 voted yes,
612 voted no.
Total voter turnout 2330.
Budget passed with a 72.56 percent majority.
Manhasset Board of Education candidates Ann Marie Fruhauf and Carlo Prinzo were reelected.
Board of Education election results were:
Ann Marie Curd-Fruhauf: 1617
Carlo Prinzo: 1499

Ribbons A New Tradition


The SCA urges all Manhasset residents to show pride in our community by participating in the upcoming school budget vote on Tuesday, May 19 at the Secondary School Gym between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. 

In an effort to help Manhasset voters further demonstrate that pride, the SCA will be handing out a ribbon to each person who comes to the polls on May 19 and casts a vote – women will receive an orange ribbon, men will receive a blue one. 

The SCA asks voters to tie the ribbon on a tree outside of your home to show pride in Manhasset and to remind neighbors to vote.


Tower Sequins & Bowties

Tower_031415KThe Plandome Country Club was awash in Sequins & Bowties for the Tower Foundation’s 19th Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 14. Dining, dancing and a do-good spirit energized the event as more than 350 revelers gathered to raise money for Tower’s 2015 initiative: Digitizing the English Classroom. [Read more…]

School Budget Up For Vote

School BudgetWith the support of state aid funding increases, the Manhasset Board of Education’s proposed 2015-16 budget is at the 2.52 percent allowable tax levy cap. [Read more…]

English Teacher Tops At MMS

EnglishTeachers_042915AThis past fall, the eighth grade team from Manhasset Middle School’s English Department was honored by the New York State English Council. The team received a “Program
of Excellence” award. This award is presented to exemplary English Language Arts programs, which support creative instruction and learning, and that have been in place for at least three years. [Read more…]

Manhasset Indians Crush Trojans In Woodstick

Woodstick_051315BThe lacrosse rivalry between Manhasset High School and Garden City High School has a history of over 127 years. This past Saturday, May 2, the Manhasset Indians once again captured the approval of the home crowd by winning the Woodstick Classic with a resounding 13 to 10 defeat over the Garden City Trojans. [Read more…]

SCA Fair A Blast!

SCAFair_050914GOn Saturday, May 2, crowds came to enjoy the famous Manhasset School Community Assocation.  The fair is the biggest fundraiser for the Manhasset SCA. Hundreds of volunteers under the guidance of Linda Gurino and Stella Binaris worked miracles with the dwindling volunteer base to put together this fabulous event.  Here are a few pictures of the event. [Read more…]

Manhasset Schools Decide To Opt In On ELAs

State assessments are in full swing and so is the opt-out movement. Thousands of parents across Long Island have chosen to have their students not take the tests, in an effort to protest the teacher evaluation system and what they believe is a test-driven curriculum.
In Manhasset, 1,554 students were eligible to take the ELA test last week and 56 (3.6 percent) opted out. This is a significant increase from the eight students who opted out last year. [Read more…]